Motivation, Running

Finding Silence

While running. I probably just lost half of you since you'll be guessing that I run without music. But before you knock me as crazy and leave this blog, hear me out at least a little. I often run without headphones so that I can find a sense of silence. I've found that without headphones,… Continue reading Finding Silence

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Mental Health Monday

Working Out Sucks

And somehow I love it? I've been hinting at this blog post for the last week or so. I've been subtly talking about how, hey working out won't always feel great and that in fact, it'll be really hard to start. But now, I finally get to say it... Working out sucks! And it doesn't get… Continue reading Working Out Sucks

Mental Health Monday

Out With The Old

And in with the new. The new year is right around the corner...just a few hours away from when this is posted! So what does that mean for us? Out with the old and in with the new. Out with the old. Now, do we need to run around our house and toss out old things? Do we… Continue reading Out With The Old

Motivation, What I Mean When I Say

“I Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions”

You read that right folks; I do not. I do not make New Year's resolutions. While that may seem crazy, there's a very good reason for it. Let's get into it. Photo by Michaela on Pexels.com I don't make New Year's resolutions. Nope, nope, nope. I also don't run headfirst into a year without any… Continue reading “I Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions”

Yoga

Use Yoga To De-stress

As we approach Christmas and the new year, our stress levels start to creep up. Our shoulders inch their way to our ears. Our eyes bug out of our head. We start snipping and getting mean. And instead of taking time to de-stress and relax, we push harder. Don't worry, it's not just you. I'm… Continue reading Use Yoga To De-stress

Running

Cold Weather Running Tips

And no. I do not mean forty to fifty degrees. Since I'm from Chicago, cold means below freezing. Cold means a nice, freezing wind chill. Cold means below zero. So if you're an outdoor runner like me and enjoy being outside no matter the elements, let's took a look at some tips and tricks for running in… Continue reading Cold Weather Running Tips

Running, Yoga

Running and The Holidays

Oh boy. Keeping to an exercise schedule during the holidays is rough. Running can be even harder if we're doing it outside. Everything gets so busy, we don't eat exactly what we should be eating, and it's cold and dark. Bottom line: running during the holidays is hard. But what else is new? If you've come… Continue reading Running and The Holidays

Mental Health Monday, Motivation

Wake Up When The Sun Doesn’t

Daylight savings time is ending and we're about to fall back into brighter mornings (for now) and much darker nights. That doesn't mean that it won't be cloudy, rainy, or even...snowy when we open our eyes. Fall and winter are a time in many areas where the sun doesn't wake up for a while, if at… Continue reading Wake Up When The Sun Doesn’t

Running, What I Mean When I Say, Yoga

“I Can’t Workout”

Okay, so we've covered similar threads on this before, right? Right. But this one is going to be pain specific...meaning I'm going to be talking about physical pain, injury, and teaching yourself how to stop. So, why would we ever want to stop working out? I mean, we go through a lot of hassle to get… Continue reading “I Can’t Workout”

Buzz The Bee, Motivation, Running, Yoga

Happy Anniversary: A Letter To My Practice

An Open Letter to My Practice: Aikido, Happy 15th anniversary. Forty percent of marriages have ended but we're still together. It's our crystal anniversary. Does that mean that you will finally be clear to me? Unlikely. You're my greatest mystery, my largest enigma and that's just fine. That's you. I remember how we met. I remember wanting… Continue reading Happy Anniversary: A Letter To My Practice